By Sherazade Khan
To call Ali Xeeshan eccentric would be an understatement. The man is a magician when it comes to colour, design, and creativity. The bespoke work he creates is shrouded in theatrical elements. After all, his brand is called Ali Xeeshan Theatre Studio and he calls himself a ‘fashion illusionist’. To dub him ‘interesting’ would be undermining his quirky character and bold persona.
His style is unique, but hey, so are you! Some would say that his creations are far too over the top to wear out in public, but to the contrary we think his one-of-a-kind pieces are works of art.
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Here are some of our very favourites that we think you could pull off without causing too much trouble to your faint hearted Mummy jee.
The breathtaking over-sized floral work on the dupatta looks beautiful with the heavily worked lehenga and the plain deep red choli.
In the recently held PLBW, Xeeshan was one of the few designers who impressed us with his innovation. This trench lehnga being one of them.
The opulence of the D’amour collection really comes through in this heavily worked, regal ensemble. We have to say, it’s fit for a queen.
We love the myriad of colours that come together in this bright and festive three-piece. The varied patterns and textures look gorgeous without looking over-the-top or busy.
Another colourful piece, bursting with traditional elements, and styled in a vintage manner, is this downright mesmerizing red sari-lehnga and look at that dupatta? Just look at the details and pops of neon! We’re sold.
Lets all just agree that no one can carry a bridal ensemble quite like @iamrabiabutt . Our very favourite model Rabia Butt brings the curtains down on Ali Xeeshan's new bridal Collection "De Mariée Collection'17". More power to you Rabia #demariée #alixeeshan #alixeeshantheaterstudio #alixeeshanempire #couture #handcraftedinpakistan
There’s definitely a story in the pleats and folds of this rich ensemble carried so well by Rabia Butt. We love the traditional kiran and gotay ka kaam, all coming together so seamlessly on the dupatta.
If you’re not convinced, channel your inner diva like these celebrities who pulled off the look so effortlessly (or so it seems). We said it once, and we’ll say it again, confidence is key!
Ali Zafar looked smashing at Coke Studio, wearing a custom-made jacket while he hit the high notes.
Maybe this wasn’t the perfect outfit for a premiere, given the heaviness, but we have to say Urwa Hocane looked pretty damn good in the peach peplum lehnga!
Sohai Ali Abro looks elegant in the all-white gown and a statement dupatta. We’ve spoken about latter in detail time and again.
So, do you have it in you to push the boundaries and let out your inner diva?